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Friday, September 06, 2002
Gonna respond to one of Preacherman's comments here.
How was it for you, Grant, being called a conservative?
Didja enjoy it? Did it feel (pardon the pun) RIGHT?
Or didja just feel all used and icky, like you've suddenly become that which you've long despised?
Well, I've never considered myself to be a conservative. But, I might just be...
I'm against capital punishment -- not a conservative attitude. But, I'm against capital punishment because I think that there are things worse than death -- a life in solitary (NO contact with another human until your death comes to mind), pretty much anything the Inquisitors did ('specially The Wheel and The Judas Seat). That seems to be a VERY conservative attitude, and not one of those mealy-mouthed compassionate conservatives, either.
I'm certainly a Constitutionalist -- The Constitution of the United States means what it says. "... no law ... abridging..." means exactly that. The 2nd Amendment is your permit-to-carry. I don't have to let troops stay in my house. I support the decriminalization of drugs, which would be a liberal attitude, except that I don't want it for the free dope and fucking in the streets -- I support it simply because nowhere in the Constitution does it grant to the Federal Government the power to prohibit drug use. Oh, and the War on Drugs is not going to end. The Feds have too much interest in keeping it alive for a 'victory' to be declared. They like violating the 4th Amendment too much. 'Specially Herr General Johann Ashcroft. Also, I'm willing to bet that at least 95% of us should be doing Federal time for drug violations right now -- myself included.
Now -- if a State wants to regulate the sale (or bans on) thereof, that's just fine and dandy. Guess that makes me a conservative.
I oppose MANDATED prayer in school, and support the ruling that "... under God..." should be stricken from the Pledge. Which would make me a long-haired hippie-type pinko fag. However, if a student wants to pray in school, I have no problems with that. It's the mandation (that's right -- mandation. I don't care if it's kromulent or not, I'm gonna use that form of the word mandate.) of prayer in public schools that I have issue with. Just like hanging the 10 Commandments in schools or courthouses. Are you also going to post the 7 Pillars of Faith and the Eightfold Path? Oh, I understand -- those tenants belong to brown people. I'm not coming down against Christianity, but, by posting the Spiritual Laws of Judeo-Christian belief, you are, in effect, granting preferential treatment, SANCTIONING, the faith in question. Back to conservative again.
Maybe I'm, rather than a Libertarian, a Julesist. "We're gonna be like three little Fonzies. Now, what's Fonzie like? That's right. Fonzie's cool. We just all gonna be cool."
Comments by: YACCS